Monday, August 5, 2013

The Wheels Begin to Turn in Community Dance Project

On Friday 26th July a small but enthusiastic group of people from across the Shire....Hopetoun, Jerdacuttup and Ravensthorpe, braved the wet and cold weather and met at the Ravensthorpe Town Hall to participate in a movement session with Wheel of Fortunes choreographer Aimee Smith. 
After a brief session with Aimee the group then moved on down to the Dunnart Studio Gallery (where some thoughtful soul had already turned on the heaters) to work with the project's writing facilitator Nicola Jane le Breton.  Here, in the cosy warmth they let their thoughts flow free as part of a plan to "capture" as many local voices as possible to develop a script for Aimee to work with for the community dance later in the year.
Meanwhile, back at the hall, Aimee was working with more brave souls in a more intensive dance workshop, filmed by Amber Perryman.
Aimee and Nicola, along with Amber, spent the remainder of the weekend in Hopetoun, Jerdacuttup and Ravensthorpe gathering the community's thoughts on paper or providing taster workshops in dance and us an idea of what is to come later in this exciting and innovative community arts event!
Watch this space!

Cosy and snug and ready to write!
Contemplating our "Wheel of Fortunes"

Enjoying listening to someone (else!) read their thoughts aloud.
...more writing...

...and more writing...

Back at the hall, the dancers begin with some warm ups.

Aimee leads the dancers whilst film maker Amber is caught on film.

After warming up, the dancing gains momentum.

Meanwhile, back at the Dunnart Gallery, the writers try their luck spinning the Wheel of Fortunes.

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